LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez was set to train with the L.A. Galaxy for the first time since the announcement that the Mexican soccer star signed with the team.
Hernandez spoke to reporters in Carson at his official introductory news conference Thursday and said he already feels at home in L.A.READ MORE: Man And Woman Shot To Death In Gardena
“You see all the belief that people have in me, all the value they give me,” said Hernandez. “I’ve been treated with a lot of value, a lot of respect.”READ MORE: Local Doctors Flying Back From Super Bowl Save Woman's Life On Plane
LAX sounded more like a wild soccer game as fans greeted Hernandez, who arrived in Los Angeles Wednesday night.
The striker recently signed a three-year deal worth $18 million with the LA Galaxy and will train with the team for the first time Thursday. He is also scheduled to hold a news conference.MORE NEWS: Rally Held Outside LA Hall Of Justice To Recall District Attorney George Gascón
Chicharitos’ signing with the LA Galaxy has been called even bigger than David Beckham’s move across the pond to join the team in 2007.